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Communication Matrix Series-Level 5

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Individuals at Level V use concrete symbols that physically resemble what they represent, to communicate. Concrete symbols look like, feel like, move like or sound like what they represent. Level V is a transitional step that many individuals skip. Many individuals with sensory loss who have limited concepts about the world around them may need concrete symbols to make sense of the connection between the symbol and the thing/activity. For some individuals, concrete symbols serve as a bridge to more abstract symbols. This module includes an in-depth description of the characteristics of an individual who is functioning in level V including communicative behaviors and intents, specific intervention strategies and tools, IEP/IFSP considerations, and essential take a ways.

1.8 Promotes emergent literacy including speaking, listening, reading, and writing

through play and interaction with children.

3.1 Uses observation and assessment to support children’s development and


3.5 Uses observations and assessments to inform instruction and guide planning.

4.6 Designs and implements activities and strategies to help meet the

individual needs of all children in an integrated curriculum

Course Hours
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